What Are You Doing to Help Save Your Department Money?

One of the Johns Hopkins Medicine Strategic Plan priorities is performance, which involves saving money and making operations more efficient. Everyone can play a role in reducing costs at the office.

Let us know your ideas and initiatives to help your department to be more efficient in today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Question of the Week.


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Melanie Krider October 15, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Cash Posting at JHHCG, has gone paperless! We were once the group that used the most paper! Now we post out of a system that all of our documents are scanned into.


Beth Svoboda September 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

I think it would save the Hospital a tremendous amount of money if lights were turned off when not in use. I can't tell the amount of times I've walked through OR's and PACU's during the weekends or nights and ALL the lights are left on. This should be Hosptal wide and the amount of money saved would be HUGE!!


Anna September 20, 2014 at 7:47 pm

I brought my own mug at work and had stopped using styrofoam cups and lids. I always turn the lights off in the conference room when not in use.


Andrea Hyde - Facilities Planning Dept. September 19, 2014 at 11:01 am

The Facilities planning Department is planning to install a large flooring testing installtion some time in the next month to test new sustainable high performance flooring products to make sure the products we use in our facilities will perform well in our heavy use medical and office environments. To make sure they are safe for our patients and staff to walk on in all conditions. to make sure we have products that will allow our maintenence staff the ability to clean them efficiently and effectively to reduce infection transferrence - so the entire JHHS sytem will benefit in the long term as we will save mone ybying only the right long lasting procts that work well here at JHHS. It is good for the environment as the yare sustainable and it is good for our facilies easthetics as the interior floors will look beautiful and we will get good patient survey rating on cleanliness and apperence.


Brenda September 19, 2014 at 9:51 am

Getting credits and refunds on misapplied charges and/or fees for my department - todate around $70,000.00


Martha Seay September 19, 2014 at 9:34 am

I print out most if not all my documents doublesided to save paper.


Debbie September 19, 2014 at 9:10 am

I help by recycling as much as possible. Also by shopping around for lower prices on items we purchase for the lab. Oh and of course, last but not least, I do not get paid much.


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